Immigration-reform advocate Jose Antonio Vargas, a former editor for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, will see his documentary, Documented, premiere on CNN Sunday, June 29. In an interview with Inside Facebook parent mediabistro, which will run next week, Vargas expressed his gratitude over having Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his FWD.us political-advocacy group as allies.
To me right now, this is a moment of allies. How do we get more allies to join our movement? And the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is one of our allies is, to me, a testament to kind of the broad coalition we are building to get something done. I really applaud Mark. He doesn’t have to do this at all. Or he can say that he’s doing it so he can get engineers an H-1B visa. But no: He’s saying that he cares about the whole thing. And I think that’s a testament about who he is as a person, and also his belief that he had to do something.
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